William Lopez | Sculptor – Ceramics

William Lopez | Sculpture – Ceramics
The collection Will Lopez has developed for the past six years incorporates a technique he calls “chip away.” When creating ceramics, the artist pushes the limits of the clay, applying pressure at a specific time, and allowing new forms to arise, with the goal of designing something delicate, structurally sound, and seemingly perfect.

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Adam Hudson

Adam Hudson | Artist
Growing up in Deadwood in the 40s and 50s gave Adam a sense of history and an affinity for all things antique. Early on, he was fascinated by the paintings of swashbuckling pirates in Howard Pyle’s books. Since his earliest memories, Adam has carved and drawn.

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The 25th Holiday High Tea is set for Dec. 8 | A Spearfish Tradition

One of our oldest and favorite annual events is just around the corner.  The Holiday High Tea is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in The Matthew’s Theater.  Tickets go ON SALE NOV. 1.  They will be available during business hours in the gallery, by phone (605.642.7973), or online. All seats are $30.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Dec. 5. 

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Another ArtCentral Film Festival starts in Sept. 2018! FREE

ArtCentral has announced the ArtCentral Film Festival – Season 2 to be shown at The Matthews in 2018. The films run from September through November, for a total of four movies. The Northern Black Hills Rotary Club again partners with us to help bring this quality series of films to Spearfish. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to all members of our community. The four films are free to the public. Three of the movies are listed as NR (not-rated) and one is rated R. 

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May 2018: Spring into Creativity

ArtCentral: Spring into Creativity

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.
Spring is the season of hope, renewal, and possibility. We open our windows to allow the fresh spring air to cleanse our home and mind. We clean out our home and put away the winter gear, hopefully including the shovels, and make room for summer. It is time to bring out the porch chairs, bicycles, and grilles. We welcome the warm breeze and the longer days.

There is a hope that comes with the change in seasons. We anticipate the end of the school year marking another year of growth; having more time for play with longer daylight hours; a fresh routine full of summer activities including casual visits with neighbors, walks through the park, sitting outside, and meeting friends for a hike. There are hopes and dreams of what summer will look like even though we know that there won’t be quite enough time for everything.

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Children’s Theater heads “under the sea” in Disney’s Little Mermaid JR

The 2018 Peanut Butter and Jelly production is Disney’s “Little Mermaid, Jr.” Performances are June 22-24, 2018. Ann Froelich directs the play. This classic Disney story takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
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ArtCentral Call for Artists | Linking Fences for 2018


The Matthews and ArtCentral announce the summer of 2018’s community project, “Connecting Our Community Through Linking Fences.” In 2017, three artists created large works on City of Spearfish fences, and a dozen more community groups and individuals worked together to create their own fence projects.
Through this project, we are inviting the community to join us in creating community art projects on the chain link fences throughout Spearfish. We encourage the community to partner with neighbors, friends, organizations, and strangers alike to take part in Linking Fences.

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